Scotty Updates

A Newsletter from Scotland Elementary School

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March 28, 2022

Scotty Updates

The Scotty Updates has been created to provide families and staff with information regarding upcoming events, happenings, and programs at Scotland Elementary School. Please take time at the beginning of each week to review our newsletter. Thank you!

A Message from Mrs. Katkocin ❤️

Dear Scotland Families,


Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend! Our 2022 Scotty Math-A-Thon begins today! During this math initiative, each student is going back to basics and practicing math basics with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division meeting them at his/her individual level. We are looking for students to complete 10 or more additional minutes of math every day over the two weeks. Your sponsorship helps us motivate and reward students for their achievements while building a critical foundation for math fluency and true automaticity.


50% of the net proceeds benefit the local community we love, Scotland, and the other 50% benefit Water for South Sudan, our global initiative to build a clean water well for people in need.


Our Scotty Math-a-thon will run from today, Monday, 28th-Friday, April 8th!


Attention Scotty Students! Our own Scotty mascot needs your help! Get those creative juices flowing to give this sweet pup a name! Until Friday, April 1st, you can submit 1 name per student and drop it in the ballot box, located at the school entrance near our friend and Security Guard, Joe. Simply write down your name idea and tear off at the bottom and drop it in the ballot box! The votes will be tallied and top 5 names will be posted on 4/4 for the whole school to do a final vote and name our sweet Scotty! His name will be revealed, along with more FUN surprises on 4/19! You will find the flier below as well as in your child's folder this week!

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March Book Madness continues this week! This week, students in grades k-2 will be reading and voting on Norman Didn't Do It! (Yes, he did.) vs. Every Night is Pizza Night. Students in grades 3-5 will be reading and voting on, Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball vs. Zonia's Rain Forest. We are down to the final weeks!!


Our COVID-19 screenings for families who have opted in will continue this week, Tuesday, March 29th, beginning at 8:50am. If you would like to opt your child in, kindly indicate so in PowerSchool, and notify Mrs. Martire (lmartire@ridgefieldps.net) and Mr. Crook (acrook@ridgefieldps.net). Once your child is fully vaccinated please email Aaron Crook acrook@ridgefieldps.net to remove your child from the testing roster.


Have a wonderful week!


Kind regards,

Jill


Kindergarten Registration is coming soon. If you have a child turning 5 before January 1, 2023 please contact the main office at (203) 894-5825. More information will be forthcoming!

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Snaps Around Scotland 📸

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Events and Happenings 🗓

WEEK AT A GLANCE:

Monday, March 28th:

  • C Day

Tuesday, March 29th:

  • D Day

Wednesday, March 30th:

  • E Day

Thursday, March 31st:

  • F Day

Friday, April 1st:

  • A Day
  • Scotty Spirit Day - wear your spiritwear or red and black!


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UPCOMING EVENTS:


Friday, April 8th:

  • Changed to full day

Monday, April 11th-Friday, April 15th:

  • Spring Recess - No School

Essentials Schedule - Effective 1/25/2022

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A Note from Our PTA

Join the NEW Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

This committee will focus on how to take the meaningful work done during diversity week and integrate it throughout the school year. The goals of this team will be to broaden students’ exposure to various histories and cultures not currently represented in school activities and foster an enriching and supporting climate with a racial, gender, and social equity lens that allows all students, staff, and families to thrive and succeed. Commitment- attend 1-2 meetings a month (schedule will be dependent on team members' availability). Please reach out to Dana Harnett at danemia@hotmail.com if you are interested in joining this committee.

Save the Date!

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The PTA Needs You! Volunteers Wanted!

We're so excited to get parents involved again at SES! We're so LUCKY to be able to offer opportunities for you to help our kiddos and our school!!

Volunteering with the PTA allows you to contribute your skills and knowledge for the benefit of both your own children and the greater school community. You’ll also meet and make new friends!

Please fill out the form and you'll hear back from us soon!

CLICK HERE to find out all the ways YOU can make a difference this year - opportunities available for those with extra time and those with little time!)

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Important Information to Keep Handy! 📝

Cafeteria Snack!

Snack will be available for 4th and 5th graders beginning in October. While school lunch continues to be free during the 21-22 school year, these snacks are available for purchase. These items can be purchased at the school kitchen or prepaid online at School Payment Portal Powered By LunchTime Software using your child's Lunch Pin available in PowerSchool. Snacks can not be provided if there is a negative balance in your child's account.

Welcome Back Library Volunteers!

YES! We are able to once again have volunteers during Library Classes! The SES library is looking for volunteers to help with library book check out, reshelving returned books and hands-on activities. Come spend time with your child and help the SES library at the same time! No long-term commitment necessary and it is not hard to do. If you have some time during the day and would like to be a part of the fun, here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 1) Click the link below to see our Sign-Ups by grade on SignUp.com 2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you would like. Please be considerate of other families and choose a few spots to begin with. Once everyone has had a chance to sign up, you can go back and volunteer for any open spots. If you do not see your class listed, it means it already has a volunteer. 3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.


Click on the links here or find them on the SES PTA WEBSITE:








Please contact Amy Tomasco at sesnotes1@gmail.com with any questions.

School Lunch


  • School Lunch will be available from the first day of school. Chartwells is the District-wide food service provider. The school lunch menu is available online on the RPS website; click District Offices and click on Food Service, as well as below.
  • School lunch will continue to be free during the 21-22 school year. Snacks and additional items will be available through The Lunch Time POS system that allows students to purchase their lunch by entering a 5-digit code at the cash register. These items can be prepaid online at School Payment Portal Powered By LunchTime Software and at the school kitchen.
  • Questions in regard to Lunch Time POS can be directed to John Morris, RPS Food Service Director at 203-894-5550 x1127 or john.morris2@compass-usa.com